September 6th, 2011 at 1:32 pm (the human path, texas outdoor education, herbology, Outdoor Fitness and Self Defense, outdoor survival, trauma medicine, field medicine)
||This podcast is the first part of several discussions between Human Path instructor Sam Coffman and local herbalist Nicole Telkes on herbology.
|Today, in their podcast about specific herbs, Nicole and Sam discuss skullcap, Scutellaria laterifolia:
- a discussion of the properties of skullcap -- it is a cooling and calming herb that gives a very focused relaxation effect, helps with physical addiction and mental clarity among other things
- skullcap contains baicalin, which is very effective in hampering harmful bacteria growth
- different species and regional varieties may not contain the same constituents or taste the same
- skullcap is an effective pain reliever when used within a formula
- getting to know skullcap well is a lifetime of work
- online database of botanical and chemical research for herbs: Dr Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Database
Previous Herbology Podcast Series:
Community Gardening and Bringing Medicine to the people
Herbal Medicine in a Trauma Setting/Western Medicine integrating with herbalism
Wildcrafting and Weedcrafting
About Nicole Telkes: - Nicole is a Practicing Registered Herbalist and Licensed Massage Therapist in Austin, TX. - Her school, Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine is also located in the Austin area and offers a number of different educational programs and classes in plant medicine. - - - - Nicole's blog can be found here.